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Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Maya Rudolph will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and others on her new variety show special, "The Maya Rudolph Show."
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'Nut Job 2' to open in theaters in 2016

'Nut Job 2' to open in theaters in 2016

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A sequel to the hit animated squirrel tale "The Nut Job" is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters in January 2016, producers said Thursday.
SNL adds female African American cast member

SNL adds female African American cast member

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" is banking on Sasheer Zamata to add laughs and help take off some of the growing pressure over accusations that the show has a diversity problem.
Gabrielle Levy
Robert Downey Jr. celebrates wife's 40th with bacon cake

Robert Downey Jr. celebrates wife's 40th with bacon cake

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- It's a very happy 40th birthday to Mrs. Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, and her beloved husband threw her a party to remember.
Gabrielle Levy
Whoopi Goldberg decries lack of black women on 'SNL'

Whoopi Goldberg decries lack of black women on 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Whoopi Goldberg said she was troubled by a seeming lack of diversity among the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Maya Rudolph gives birth to her fourth child

Maya Rudolph gives birth to her fourth child

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Maya Rudolph has given birth to her fourth child, but the baby's gender and name had not been disclosed, UsMagazine.com said Tuesday.

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'Turbo' features music score by British composer Henry Jackman

'Turbo' features music score by British composer Henry Jackman

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's upcoming animated family comedy "Turbo" will feature music by British composer Henry Jackman.

NBC may cancel 'Up All Night'

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Star of "Up All Night" Maya Rudolph has told NBC she is pregnant after Christina Applegate left the series last week, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An animated show based on DreamWorks' upcoming film "Turbo" will be the first Netflix Original Series for kids, the U.S. companies said Tuesday.
Christina Applegate quits sitcom 'Up All Night'

Christina Applegate quits sitcom 'Up All Night'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- "Up All Night" actress Christina Applegate says she has quit the U.S. sitcom, which is in its second season.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- The young-adult survival picture "The Hunger Games" won four Golden Popcorns at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
Scorsese's 'Hugo' wins five Oscars

Scorsese's 'Hugo' wins five Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's first family film "Hugo" won Oscars in five technical categories in Los Angeles Sunday night.
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Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedienne, and singer known for her comedic roles as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000–2007 and for appearing in films such as Away We Go, Bridesmaids, Grown Ups and MacGruber. She is the daughter of the late R&B and soul singer Minnie Riperton.

Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of soul singer Minnie Riperton and composer/songwriter/producer Richard Rudolph. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother was African-American. Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist. Maya Rudolph was in the studio with her mother on the day Riperton recorded "Lovin' You", The listener can hear her mother sing "Maya, Maya, Maya" to her daughter near the end of the track. Riperton died on July 12, 1979, at age 31, from breast cancer, just shy of Rudolph's seventh birthday. Her godmother was the late R&B star Teena Marie.

Rudolph lives with director Paul Thomas Anderson and their three children — daughters Pearl Bailey (born October 2005) and Lucille (born November 6, 2009), and son Jack (born July 3, 2011).

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